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'''Martin Luther King Jr.''' (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American Baptists|Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1954 until his death in 1968. King is best known for advancing Civil and political rights|civil rights through nonviolence and civil disobedience, tactics his Christianity|Christian beliefs and the nonviolent activism of Mahatma Gandhi helped inspire. King led the 1955 Montgomery bus boycott and in 1957 became the first president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). With the SCLC, he led an unsuccessful Albany Movement|1962 struggle against segregation in Albany, Georgia, and helped organize the nonviolent 1963 protests in Birmingham, Alabama. He also helped organize the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom|March on Washington, where he delivered his...
Birth date{{birth date|mf=yes|1929|1|15}}
Birth place{{nowrap|Atlanta, Georgia (U.S. state)|Georgia, U.S.}}
Death date{{death date and age|mf=yes|1968|4|4|1929|1|15}}
Death place{{nowrap|Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.}}
Death causeAssassination of Martin Luther King Jr.|Assassination
NationalityAmerican
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Occupation{{hlist|Minister (Christianity)|Minister|Activism|activist}}
Known forCivil rights movement, Peace movement
Spouse{{marriage|Coretta Scott King|Coretta Scott|June 18, 1953|}}
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